Announcement of division two squads for SA cricket’s new domestic structure delayed

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Cricket South Africa have delayed the announcement of the second division squads for the 2021-22 domestic season.

The squads for Easterns, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Mpumalanga, South Western Districts, Border and Northern Cape were due to be revealed on 23 April 2021.

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However, CSA’s response to South African sports minister Nathi Mthethwa’s threats to “defund and derecognise” the game’s governing body in the country was instead prioritised. The impasse between Mthethwa and CSA has since been resolved.

The full list of division two squads is anticipated “toward the end of this week,” according to CSA.

In the interim, new head coach Mark Charlton has confirmed Northern Cape have recruited batsman Jonathan Vandiar from the Knights – and wicketkeeper-batsman Rivaldo Moonsamy from the Titans.

KwaZulu-Natal Inland will have batsman Cameron Delport, who hasn’t played domestic cricket in South Africa – other than a stint with the Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League – since 2017.

South Africa’s domestic cricket, which comprised six franchises for approximately 16 years, will revert to provincial competition later this year.

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